Hearing the title for the second installment in the Pericolo Series made it sound not only mysterious, dangerous and fitting for a mob princess but also perfect in everyway for the comeback of the woman who was once Daddy’s jewel in his crown but became a strong woman in her own right by the end of the first Femme Fatale book although it lead to her fall from the family’s grace.
In Femme Fatale Reloaded we meet Amelia in Italy where she has been sent in disgrace to her Uncle in the hopes that he can set her back on the straight and narrow path of her rightful status – The notorious Femme Fatale. During her stay she has hardened her heart and done exactly what her Uncle has wanted,every kill an art form, every job as down and dirty and he wanted but what he didn’t expect was her sass, this is something she hasn’t lost whilst she has been working her way back up the family pecking order hoping for the call to come for her to be allowed to come home.
When the call does come and she arrives home she faces more than just the memories that come flooding back to her of that fateful night Zane was shot, she has to face her father. Straightening her back and putting her bitch back on she walks into what becomes the beginning of the fight for not just the fight of her life but it also sets off a chain of events that will create a battle for her heart.
In Femme Fatale Reloaded by Kirsty Anne Still we see a larger side of the bond between the brothers and Amelia, at first she despises them for not coming for her but when she finds out that they were unable to find her she forgives them and together you are able to get a strong look into each of the brother’s personalities – whether that be a good or bad thing! Family has many meanings within the Abbiati siblings and secrets are going to come to light and Amelia fears that once her brother’s discover just what she has been upto under her Uncle’s tutelage in order to get back into the good graces, will make them think she is a monster.
Amelia spends a lot of time within Femme Fatale Reloaded self reflecting on who she is, who she was and who she wants to be the only criticism that I have is that she did seem to spend large portions of the book crying to the point I wanted to slap her round the face and tell her to get a grip! Gone was the strong woman, regardless whether a man was in her life or not, whether her family was crumbling around her, to me to truly become Reloaded she should have played a much stronger character regardless of the circumstances around her ( except that one part – I’m not saying what because it would ruin the book).
I truly did enjoy Femme Fatale Reloaded by Kirsty Anne Still and I do hope this is not the last in the series because I would love to hear more about the family!